Marty Lance Hawley (nee Lance)
Marty Lance Hawley (nee Lance) died peacefully on August 15, 2015, in her Summit home at the tender, young age of 47.
Marty is survived by husband, Pat Hawley; children Camille and Jack Hawley of Summit; brother Greg (Tiffany) Lance of Chattanooga, Tenn.; sister Joanna Lance of Greenwood, S.C.; sister Kayren Jenkins of Eden, N.C.; father, Jerry Lance of Ninety-Six, S.C.; and many beloved family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Peggy Lance (nee Kay) of Greenwood, S.C. Marty was born on April 13, 1968, in Greenwood, S.C., to Jerry and Peggy Lance. Peggy and Marty were best of friends who enjoyed each other’s company immensely. As a child, Marty loved spending extended vacations in Knightdale, N.C., with her Uncle Donald and Aunt Judy. She attended North Carolina State University, Lander University, Clemson University and Texas A& M University, gaining bachelor’s degrees in civil engineering and mathematics and a master’s degree in civil engineering, focused on transportation engineering. Marty met Pat at Texas A& M in 1993 and they married in 1995. Pat and Marty would have celebrated their 20th anniversary in August — 20 years of love, friendship and respect. Marty was an exceptional mom, and she loved spending time with Camille and Jack — playing games, hanging out and going shopping. She provided calm and positive love. Marty lead the traffic engineering efforts on some of the biggest and most challenging projects in southeastern Wisconsin, including the Zoo Interchange reconstruction project and what is now called the Milwaukee’s Streetcar project. Marty received the Institute of Transportation Engineer’s Wisconsin Section’s Young Professional Award and the Women’s Transportation Seminar Woman of the Year Award. Marty loved all things of beauty — art shows, ballet, flowers, architecture, nature and like her mother Peggy, anything with fabric. After years of studying art in school, taking adult classes, and dabbling in many forms of art herself, she truly appreciated the skill of artists and craftsman. She kept friends and family warm with her corn bags, and her elusive quilt came to fruition this summer with the help of Camille.
A visitation is scheduled from 4:00 to 6:00 pm, followed by a remembrance ceremony at 6:00 pm on Friday August 21, at the Nashotah House in Nashotah. All are welcome to celebrate Marty’s life and spirit with a reception following the service at the Nashotah House.
Flowers can be sent directly to the Nashotah House, or please consider a donation to Camp Kesem, a magical camp for kids who have a parent with cancer campkesem.org/uwmadison.
Schmidt & Bartelt Notbohm- Kreutzmann Funeral and Cremation Services is serving the family. For more information, call 262567-4459 or visit online at www.schmidtandbartelt.com.